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January/February

Stone an exhibition by John Goggin continues for the month of January.

Fauna an exhibition of ink and watercolour paintings featuring Irish wildlife by Marian Sheehan will run for the month of February. All are welcome.

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Wednesday 10th January @ 8pm
First Fortnight in partnership with IFI National presents The Drummer & The Keeper (15A) 92 mins

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. This film screening is part of the annual First Fortnight Festival.

THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.
Tickets €7
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Saturday 20th Jan
Seán Keane in concert
Seán who is well known for his distinctive voice that is uniquely Irish and yet is loved around the world for his interpretation of songs like, “Isle of hope Isle of Tears”, “From Galway to Gracelands”, ” Home away from Home” and many more.
Tickets €25

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Wednesday 31st January @ 8pm
Open Mic Night – Chapter and Verse a night of prose and poetry.
Join us for an eclectic mix of writings. Budding and established writers are invited to share their work in a relaxed atmosphere. Just want to listen? Sit back and enjoy an evening with a difference. Pieces should be no longer than 5-7mins.
Admission Free
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Saturday 3rd February @ 8pm
Frank Ryan in The Golden Years – the songs we all love to sing.
A nostalgic musical evening featuring some of the world’s best loved melodies. Featuring renowned tenor Frank Ryan, soprano Sarah O’Mahony and Bethan Lee, piano. The trio will serve up an evening of classic songs from the American songbook, popular ballads and unforgettable scores from the silver screen. Produced and directed by Cathal McCabe, RTE.
Tickets €15/€12
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Thursday 8th February @ 8pm
Take 5 present Dead Certain by Marcus Lloyd. Directed by Eugene O’Sullivan
Starring Aaron Patrick Cowming and Noelle Clarke
Theatre obsessed ex ballet dancer Elizabeth now wheelchair bound lives alone in her country house. She invites charming good looking actor Michael to read a play she has written. The large fee makes him jump at the opportunity but he quickly realises that her play shows alarming similarities to real life. What does fate have in store for them both on this night and how can Michael separate the truth from illusion in this real life game of cat and mouse.
Tickets €15/€12 Friends 2 for 1
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Thursday 15th February @ 8pm
Film – Loving Vincent 94 mins, 2017
The final mysterious days in the life of Vincent van Gogh are the subject of investigation in this formally daring work, seven years in the making, that marries live action performance to hand-painted animation in the manner of the artist to create an immersive visual experience where form follows function. Presented in association with Access Cinema.
Tickets €7
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Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th February & Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March @ 8pm
Friars’ Gate Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace a comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Max Hennessy.
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene – but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.
Cast includes: Eddie Cronin, Mandy Donworth, John English, Brian Finn, Declan Hehir, Robin Lee, Padraig Lohan, Seamus Moloney, Edmund O’Reilly, Rayna Psang, Maria Ryan.
Tickets €15/€12
Workshops
Narrative 4 present a series of free storytelling workshops for older people– Information Session – Tuesday 16th Jan @ 2pm.
Children’s Art Club with Jane Howe – commencing Thursday 25th January
Storytelling Workshops with Sheila Quealey – commencing Wedy 31st Jan (6 Weeks – 1.30 – 3.30pm)
County Limerick Youth Theatre – commencing Tuesday 16th January
Book Club – Wednesday 31st January @ 7pm – Reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by May Ann Shafer and Annie Barrows.
Wednesday 28th February @ 7pm – Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom
New members welcome.